tunities for locals and visitors to get a taste of the areas’ history.
More properties and events are being added all the time, and can be seen on Cadw’s website atcadw.gov.wales/open doors using the event finder. Cllr Ioan Thomas, Gwynedd Council’s cabinet member with responsibility for economic development, said: “Open Doors is a fantastic opportunity to get out and explore the best our two counties have to offer in architectural heritage. From historical churches aand museums, to gardens and castles, there is something for everyone.
“The programme offers a great, free day out for all the family, and really showcases the contribution that our heritage makes to the visitor experience in Conwy and Gwynedd.”
Details about some of the attractions that will be open have been published in a leaflet, jointly produced by Gwynedd Council and Conwy County Borough Council.
Cultural organisations can register their organisation for inclusion at www.cadw. gov.wales/opendoors MORE than 60 historical buildings, gardens and other sites are open to the public free of charge in Conwy and Gwynedd this month.
As part of the Welsh Government historical body Cadw’s Open Doors scheme, the buildings will be open as part of an annual programme that celebrates Wales’ architectural heritage.
Properties range from churches, including St Mary’s, Caernarfon, and Capel Carmel, Aberdaron, to ● The former hospital Cae’r Gors Caernarfon, Plas at Parc Padarn, Glyn y Weddw, Llanbedrog, Llanberis as well as the Meirionnydd Records Office and the Lloyd George Museum in Llanystumdwy.
This year, the programme includes a number of sites associated with the Welsh Slate World heritage nomination, including Penrhyn Castle, Bangor, Porthmadog Maritime Museum and the Quarry Hospital at Llanberis.
Events and activities will also be held at locations across both counties, with oppor-
● Caernarfon Castle, main picture, and, bottom, left to right, the Lloyd George Museum, Plas Glyn-y-Weddw and Harlech Castle are among the sites which will open their doors for free this month ● Owain Fôn Williams’ paintings, some of which were on display at the National Eisteddfod, below and right, have won him a new army of fans